Two Loops in “The Garden”

When you find them it’s a gift: running routes in Mathews County where you aren’t retracing the course. These two routes – 3.8 miles & 3.9 miles each – start & finish on Garden Creek Road and wind along backroads with very little traffic and lots of scenic nature. 3.8 Mile “Old Garden Creek” LoopContinue reading “Two Loops in “The Garden””

Run or ride thru the marshland: New Point

Starting at the New Point Lighthouse or at Historic Bayside Landing, these routes are right at sea level. Must love open spaces…. The scenery simply cannot be beat when you venture along any of the running or cycling routes in the New Point area of Mathews County. It is mostly isolated except for the numerousContinue reading “Run or ride thru the marshland: New Point”

Triathlons & More: Williams Wharf

Home to rowing regattas and movie sets – among other things – Williams Wharf is one of the Mathews County attractions you simply must visit. Managed by the local Land Conservancy, this location is rich in history – and just happens to be the site of the Mathews Micro Triathlon series. After the swim, theContinue reading “Triathlons & More: Williams Wharf”

Island Running: Gwynn’s Island

Thank you Caryn. You know who you are… Caryn is a recent visitor to Mathews County who reached out to the MOC for recommended running routes. After sending Caryn some of my personal faves, it struck me: this request cannot be unique. When I travel, I also search my destination area for safe & peaceful-lookingContinue reading “Island Running: Gwynn’s Island”